Alexandria, VA – ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources, announced today it has hired Sarah Meek as its Director of Legislative Affairs. In this role with ANCOR, Ms. Meek joins our Government Relations staff covering policy issues and growing our legislative representation on Capitol Hill. Alexis Moore has also been hired as ANCOR’s Administrative Assistant. Ms. Moore’s experience and organization will help manage the details of ANCOR’s day-to-day operations.
Sarah Meek was most recently the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for Lutheran Services in America – Disability Network (LSA-DN) from December 2012 until October 2017. LSA-DN is a nationwide association of Lutheran social ministry organizations serving the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LSA-DN includes 25 organizations that support more than 150,000 individuals in 33 states. Sarah directed all federal advocacy activity on issues affecting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including long-term services and supports, housing, employment and transportation. On behalf of ANCOR, Sarah will continue her leadership as a Co-Chair of both the LTSS and Fiscal Policy Task Forces for the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of over 100 leading national disability organizations.
Sarah has an extensive background in federal government public policy and grassroots advocacy as well as programs in aging and disabilities. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and a Master of Social Work in Community Empowerment and Program Development from the University of Georgia School of Social Work.
ANCOR also welcomes Alexis Moore. Ms. Moore held the position of Executive Assistant for Southeast US/Japan Association (SEUS-Japan) and has most recently taught in Japan.
The American Network of Community Options and Resources is a national trade association representing more than 1,400 private providers of community living and employment supports and services to over a million individuals with disabilities with a workforce that’s over half a million strong. ANCOR advocates for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. www.ancor.org
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